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Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit’s station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.



The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father’s killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre.

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Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit’s station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.



The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father’s killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre.

    The Counter Plan – Challenge of the Yukon (05-16-49)

    The Counter Plan – Challenge of the Yukon (05-16-49)

    The Counter Plan Original Air Date: May 16, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    The Skagway-Mail – Challenge of the Yukon (05-13-49)

    The Skagway-Mail – Challenge of the Yukon (05-13-49)

    The Skagway-Mail Original Air Date: May 13, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    The Million Dollar Deadline – Challenge of the Yukon (05-11-49)

    The Million Dollar Deadline – Challenge of the Yukon (05-11-49)

    The Million Dollar Deadline Original Air Date: May 11, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 30 min
    Race to Twenty Mile – Challenge of the Yukon (05-09-49)

    Race to Twenty Mile – Challenge of the Yukon (05-09-49)

    Race to Twenty Mile Original Air Date: May 09, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    Challenge of the Yukon – The Case of the Hard-Hearted Hermit (05-06-49)

    Challenge of the Yukon – The Case of the Hard-Hearted Hermit (05-06-49)

    The Case of the Hard-Hearted Hermit Original Air Date: May 06, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston)

    • 31 min
    Challenge of the Yukon – The Sparrow (05-04-49)

    Challenge of the Yukon – The Sparrow (05-04-49)

    The Sparrow Original Air Date: May 04, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston)

    • 30 min

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